Documentary on crime in Limerick spurs locals into action as #Limerickandproud highlights the good.Getty Images/iStockphoto

The hastag #Limerickandproud went viral earlier this week as a local politician spurred the city into action following a TV documentary on the crime in the area. The responses were beautiful and touching.

Local Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler tweeted started the hashtag following the airing of a TV3 documentary on the crime in Limerick City. His call to action saw #Limerickandproud trending on Ireland’s Twitter with hours.

Among the aspects highlighted in the thousands of tweets was the success of the year-long position as City of Culture, Limerick’s sporting and cultural heritage, and the great work done by volunteers.

Analysis done by Nigel Dugdale for the Limerick City Centre account shows that over 1,500 tweets were sent by 349 contributors over a ten hour period. The @limerickcitybiz account had 1.2m impressions alone and the hashtag is still going strong.

Here are just some of the more colorful and heartwarming tweets: